Above were the planes from one hanger, which had the aircraft from the European theater of battle
This display is astonishing
Doesn't the above look nearly like a Pixar airplane, you know, the grin below the nose, the canopy as eyes
Above: Before .. . .. .. . ..
The aircraft's engine had died during takeoff from the U.S.S. Sable, and the plane rolled off the bow of the ship and into the water. Amazingly, the pilot, Ensign William Forbes, survived.
for National Geographic's coverage of this Wildcat from Lake Michigan; http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/12/pictures/121211-fighter-plane-world-war-ii-lake-michigan/#/ww2-era-airplane-found-lake-michigan-cockpit_62202_600x450.jpg
Below: After being pulled out of Lake Michigan where it had been since a WW2 training flight went wrong it's been restored.